I’ve been doing a lot of research into reliable and repairable appliances.  There is a lot of information out there – and there are some great videos provided on websites as well as from independent servicepeople on Youtube to help you.  As Consumer Reports notes in its testing, all the dishwashers they tested cleaned dishes, it was merely a matter of features (including noise level).

There is a disturbing trend towards a lack of longevity and repairability of major appliances. As competition heats up between the manufacturing giants, they make design decisions that make it cheaper to manufacture appliances but more difficult to repair them. Or, at least sometimes that’s the case, and sometimes it’s just a pure design or manufacturing flaw.

But you might not know where to start looking when you have a particular problem with your dishwasher. Here is a list of the best resources on the web to help you diagnose and solve your dishwasher problem.

Manufacturer’s Dishwasher Troubleshooting sites:

    1. Bosch: https://www.bosch-home.com/us/service/get-support/service-assistant
    2. Electrolux: https://www.electroluxappliances.ca/Owner-Support/Product-Support/
    3. Frigidaire: https://www.frigidaire.ca/Owner-Center/Product-Support-Manuals/
    4. GE: https://www.geappliances.com/ge/service-and-support/dishwashers.htm
    5. KitchenAid: https://www.kitchenaid.ca/en_ca/service-and-support.html
    6. Maytag: https://www.maytag.com/owners.html
    7. LG Canada: https://www.lg.com/ca_en/support/dishwashers 
    8. LG US: https://www.lg.com/us/support/dishwashers
    9. Miele: https://www.mieleusa.com/domestic/trouble-shooting-guide-391.htm
    10. Samsung: https://www.samsung.com/us/support/home-appliances/dishwashers
    11. Whirlpool: https://producthelp.whirlpool.com/Dishwashers/Dishwasher_Product_Assistance

Independent Repair Troubleshooting sites:

  1. Washer Error Codes: http://washererrorcodes.com/
  2. DIY Troubleshooting: http://www.diytroubleshooting.com/
  3. Sears: https://www.searspartsdirect.com/article/easy-diy-dishwasher-repairs.html
  4. Appliance Repair: https://www.appliancerepair.net/dishwasher-repair.html
  5. Parts Select: https://www.partselect.ca/PartSearchWizard.aspx?Appliance=Dishwasher

DIY Websites:

  1. Handyman Tips: https://www.handymantips.org/repair-dishwasher/
  2. CNET: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/common-dishwasher-problems-and-how-to-fix-them-in-minutes/
  3. Home Tips: https://www.hometips.com/repair-fix/dishwasher.html
  4. Digital Trends: https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/common-dishwasher-problems-solutions/


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